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Portrait of Janine Blaeloch

Janine Blaeloch - Founder and Director

Janine Blaeloch earned a degree in Environmental Studies (B.A., University of Washington), with a self-designed program focusing on Public Lands Management and Policy. For eight years, Janine worked as an environmental planner in both the private and public sectors. Her work included preparation and analysis of numerous U.S. Forest Service environmental impact statements and planning documents. Janine has been an environmental activist since 1985. She is on the Board of Directors of Wilderness Watch and is also active in community building in her North Seattle neighborhood.

Portrait of Christopher Krupp

Christopher Krupp - Staff Attorney

Chris Krupp earned his JD from the University of Washington Law School in 2001, and also received a Certificate in Environmental Law. Chris grew up in the Midwest. He holds a BA in Economics from Lawrence University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. After his first trip west, Chris developed a passion for public lands and decided to pursue public interest environmental law. Before earning his law degree, Chris wrote a digest of land exchange cases as a work-study employee of WLP and developed an in-depth knowledge of the land exchange issue.

Portrait of Sheryl Stich

Sheryl Stich - Development Manager

Sheryl Stich has over 22 years of development experience, conducting fundraising campaigns and writing grant applications, primarily for education and the arts. She holds a BA in drama from Eastern Washington University and a master in public administration from Seattle University. Sheryl is an active community volunteer, and was a co-chair on the Aurora-Licton neighborhood planning committee through the state of Washington growth management act. She is excited to join Western Lands Project, as she has a passion for the outdoors, and protecting and preserving the environment.  In her spare time, Sheryl enjoys walking, photography, drawing and teaching yoga.

Our Latest Newsletter

Western Lands Update, Volume 19, Number 2


Blaeloch in the New York Times • Protecting the desert in southwest Utah • Boulder-White Clouds wilderness • US Army helicopter training in Wilderness

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